Why no "Personal" version for Linux?
alexp "at" broadcom.com
Mon Apr 24 18:22:00 2006
ssh tunnel does not add much overhead, you need to encrypt the stream
here or there. ssh is using block cipher which is the same kind that is
used by VNC. In fact if VNC is using stronger encryption than ssh, VNC
itself may add bigger overhead. It is all about how much you want to
protect your data.
I certainly am not trying to convince you not to purchase EE, in fact I
purchased one myself (for windows) and very happy that I did. But you
need to judge that you actually want the features of EE especially if
you are concerned about $20 difference.
You also can use other tunnels, something like Zebedee will work well
for you. http://www.winton.org.uk/zebedee/
John Aldrich wrote:
> Alex Pelts wrote on Monday, April 24, 2006 12:11 PM:
>> I think the biggest useful difference between free version
>> and personal
>> version is the mirror driver. On linux there is no such
>> thing as vnc hooks directly in to X or acts as X server.
>> Performance is
>> great without
>> any special tricks. As far as encryption goes SSH
>> provides this without any extra modifications to the vnc
>> Just my opinion.
> Yes, but SSH-tunneling adds extra overhead, does it not? That would reduce
> the effective throughput of VNC. I may bite the bullet and buy a copy of
> Enterprise, but it bugs me a bit that they chose not to make a "personal"
> version of VNC for linux. I don't need the extra stuff that Enterprise
> gives, really.
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